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  • Question

  • Simple machine, using XP Home, in Business environment for 4+ years.

    Decided that it was about time to take advantage of updates due to accumulation of warnings / errors etc.

     

    91 Updates found and installed.

     

    Reboot and machine demanded Validation !

     

    Know that Licence is valid etc.

     

    No matter how many times I tried to validate...same error report. " cannot be validated due to error"

     

    Check out all Forums to see why not and it appears that the probable culprit is IE7.

     

    All suggestions are to run cmd input at Start prompt.

     

    BUT...what can I do if the system is requesting a User Logon in first instance.?

    Can't get to Start prompt unless pass Validation window. Can't validate because IE7 is rubbishing the Validation.

    Can't start in Safe mode even, as User has to log on before Safe mode initiates, and after  Log On window appears then validation is demanded.

     

    Round and round in circles.

     

    Why oh why Microsoft can't a simple thing like a WARNING be given before Upgrades proceed.?

     

    Thought there was supposed to be some integrity in programming?

     

    Anyone give any HELPFUL advice?

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:37 PM

Answers

  • HEY Peter,

     

            Has anyone ever reformatted this system recently? First I would recommend the system administrator to completely reformat the system. First please ensure all of your important company data is backed up and off loaded from the system in question :-).  After years of use a system can become corrupt and other issues can cause major problems. Next I would ensure you have anti-malware and anti-virus programs installed which will run in the background for preventing programs to infest your systems @ work. A great product is Microsoft's Live OneCare Suite. Please take the time and review all the great things this will do for you. Here is the website http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-ie/default.htm?mkt=en-ie

     

     

    Your issue appears to be Windows Update and not Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) related. This Forum is only for support of WGA. Your issue appears to be outside the scope of the Genuine Advantage forum. Please visit https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527 and submit a support request for Windows Update problem which you are experiencing.

     

    You may also consider self help options detailed below.  Please visit the Discussions in Windows Update Forum located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&lang=en&cr=US  and post what exactly is causing the problem. This forum specializes with WU problems.

     

    1.      A great place to begin is Windows Update Troubleshooter which has helped people troubleshoot problems reported to Microsoft Product Support. Please visit; http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/ and select a category on the site to get help on resolving your problem. Next I recommend visiting Windows Update Frequently Asked Questions located here:   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fsupport%2Fwindows%2Fupdate%2Ffaq%2FDefault.asp .  

      Next I have collected various Knowledge Base (KB) articles which may assist you with finding a resolution for the WU problem you are currently experiencing. Please review the KB articles below where you may find the problem:  

    1.      How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

     

    2.       http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us : Select "Get Help and Support" located on the left. Frequently Asked Questions

     

     

    3.      Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP installation:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

     

    4.      http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport: Follow the directions to receive Windows Update Support.

     

    5.      Windows Update Center:  http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527

     

    Hopefully the above information will resolve your problem. Should it not then hopefully I have provided you with enough information to get a resolution. Take care and should you have future WGA problems please visit me again here :-).

     

     

    Take care

     

    Stephen Holm

    WGA Forum Volunteer

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:08 AM

All replies

  • Hello Peter,

     

    We understand the inconvenience you are currently experiencing and would like to provide you with some self-help options we have made available for our customers. Please follow the steps outlined below as it could either resolve your issue or, if need be, provide us with additional information to determine the cause of this issue.

     

    1.      Ensure you log onto the computer experiencing the issue with “Administrator” rights.

    2.      Next we would like to confirm that you are running the most current version of the Genuine Advantage control on your computer. In order to do this please follow the below link and choose the “Validate Windows” option.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine

    If the above steps did not resolve your issue lets continue with the steps below.

    If you could also please follow the steps outlined below, the diagnostics Web Site will attempt to resolve the validation errors you are experiencing with Windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/diag/RunDiags.aspx?displayLang=en

    Next follow the on-screen prompts to resolve the issue if any of the checks at the above site fail. If, after attempting to resolve the issue as per the instructions on the above site fails, please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

     

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”; you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

     

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.

     

    1.      After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.

    2.      Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.

     

    Step 2 is to look on the computer itself, in the documentation you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

     

    Thank you,

    Matt Prall, MS
    WGA Forum Manager

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:39 PM
  • HEY Peter,

     

            Has anyone ever reformatted this system recently? First I would recommend the system administrator to completely reformat the system. First please ensure all of your important company data is backed up and off loaded from the system in question :-).  After years of use a system can become corrupt and other issues can cause major problems. Next I would ensure you have anti-malware and anti-virus programs installed which will run in the background for preventing programs to infest your systems @ work. A great product is Microsoft's Live OneCare Suite. Please take the time and review all the great things this will do for you. Here is the website http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-ie/default.htm?mkt=en-ie

     

     

    Your issue appears to be Windows Update and not Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) related. This Forum is only for support of WGA. Your issue appears to be outside the scope of the Genuine Advantage forum. Please visit https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527 and submit a support request for Windows Update problem which you are experiencing.

     

    You may also consider self help options detailed below.  Please visit the Discussions in Windows Update Forum located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&lang=en&cr=US  and post what exactly is causing the problem. This forum specializes with WU problems.

     

    1.      A great place to begin is Windows Update Troubleshooter which has helped people troubleshoot problems reported to Microsoft Product Support. Please visit; http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/ and select a category on the site to get help on resolving your problem. Next I recommend visiting Windows Update Frequently Asked Questions located here:   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fsupport%2Fwindows%2Fupdate%2Ffaq%2FDefault.asp .  

      Next I have collected various Knowledge Base (KB) articles which may assist you with finding a resolution for the WU problem you are currently experiencing. Please review the KB articles below where you may find the problem:  

    1.      How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

     

    2.       http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us : Select "Get Help and Support" located on the left. Frequently Asked Questions

     

     

    3.      Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP installation:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

     

    4.      http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport: Follow the directions to receive Windows Update Support.

     

    5.      Windows Update Center:  http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527

     

    Hopefully the above information will resolve your problem. Should it not then hopefully I have provided you with enough information to get a resolution. Take care and should you have future WGA problems please visit me again here :-).

     

     

    Take care

     

    Stephen Holm

    WGA Forum Volunteer

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:08 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I am working on a laptop that had a virus 'antispywareshield' and now windows will not validate. I have the product key for the OS. This is the info from the MS diag tool:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Cryptographic Errors Detected
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BRVBB-38MQ9-3PMFT
    Windows Product Key Hash: 2V2VyxlfhiaCt/JkDzYQfiNOHMA=
    Windows Product ID: 55277-OEM-2111907-00106
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {EE783553-BE7D-49C6-B70B-DF0B8F951256}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.540.0
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80004005
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-171-1
    Resolution Status: Cryptographic Errors Detected

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 5
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.5.540.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80004005
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WGATray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80004005
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-171-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe[5.1.2600.2180]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\licdll.dll[5.1.2600.2180]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe[5.1.2600.3093]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll[5.1.2600.2180]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll[5.1.2600.3119]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypt32.dll[5.131.2600.2180]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\advapi32.dll[5.1.2600.2180]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\setupapi.dll[5.1.2600.2180]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.bin[hr = 0x80070714]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.dat[hr = 0x80070714]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.sig[hr = 0x80070714]
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\syssetup.dll[5.1.2600.2180]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{EE783553-BE7D-49C6-B70B-DF0B8F951256}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0095.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-3PMFT</PKey><PID>55277-OEM-2111907-00106</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-885324074-2110460945-1075114124</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard        </Manufacturer><Model>Pavilion ze4500 (DM752A) </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies Ltd.</Manufacturer><Version>KE.M1.65 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20030915000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>Compaq,Hewlett,Hewlett,Compaq</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>97C83A07018400E2</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>2</stat><msppid></msppid><name>PC</name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Thanks for any help.

     

    Jim-

    Saturday, May 10, 2008 4:06 AM